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Ridgewells Catering

Bethesda , MD
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5525 Dorsey Lane
Bethesda, MD 20816 US (map)

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301-652-1515

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Whether your wedding reception is small and intimate or a formal affair for hundreds of guests, Ridgewells’ wedding catering will transform your dreams into a memorable occasion.
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Whether your wedding reception is small and intimate or a formal affair for hundreds of guests, Ridgewells’ wedding catering will transform your dreams into a memorable occasion.

From traditional elegance to sleek and contemporary, Ridgewells is a wedding caterer who will design a reception that is truly unique and reflects your individuality. We guide you through the planning process: custom-designing your menu, suggesting linens and table and wedding décor, estimating your expenses. We specialize in organic catering featuring fresh, farm to table and sustainable ingredients. And, of course, a Ridgewells’ wedding coordinator will be on hand the day of your wedding to orchestrate a flawless event.

Serving Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.
Call 301.652.1515 or Email catering@ridgewells.com Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ridgewells did an excellent job with the rentals and service for our wedding and were willing to work with the private chef we hired to make sure the entire event was absolutely seamless.
Ridgewells did an excellent job with the rentals and service for our wedding and were willing to work with the private Read more...
Ridgewells did an excellent job with the rentals and service for our wedding and were willing to work with the private chef we hired to make sure the entire event was absolutely seamless. Read less
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Leon
Wedding:
11/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that you should not avoid Ridgewells thinking they are the most expensive choice in town. I had to say that first because honestly, that's what I had heard and expected. I'm glad I checked with them. It turns out, they were less than everyone else we talked to! I will also say that you should believe everything you've heard about how great Ridgewells' catering is. We had them cater a party held at our house after our wedding reception. This was a tough one for us - some guests were coming from the wedding (i.e., they were already well-fed) and others who probably wanted to eat dinner. Maggie from Ridgewells took this into account along with a not-so-narrow estimate of the number of guests (60-80) and came up with the perfect menu. The hors d'oeuvres and desserts Maggie suggested were scrumptious and were far more creative than what the competition had offered. The amount of food Maggie estimated was perfect. All of the guests got what they wanted and we had a small amount of leftovers, which was a great thing because we were too busy talking with everyone to have time to try everything. The staff from Ridgewells was professional and really knew their stuff. Due to the timing, we couldn't be at the house when Ridgewells arrived. We had a friend let them in and show them a few basic things. They took it from there and set everything up nicely. Even better, there was absolutely nothing for us to clean up after they left. Thanks, Ridgewells. We'll be back! (Or, should I say, you'll be back. ;)
Let me start by saying that you should not avoid Ridgewells thinking they are the most expensive choice in town. I had to Read more...
Let me start by saying that you should not avoid Ridgewells thinking they are the most expensive choice in town. I had to say that first because honestly, that's what I had heard and expected. I'm glad I checked with them. It turns out, they were less than everyone else we talked to! I will also say that you should believe everything you've heard about how great Ridgewells' catering is. We had them cater a party held at our house after our wedding reception. This was a tough one for us - some guests were coming from the wedding (i.e., they were already well-fed) and others who probably wanted to eat dinner. Maggie from Ridgewells took this into account along with a not-so-narrow estimate of the number of guests (60-80) and came up with the perfect menu. The hors d'oeuvres and desserts Maggie suggested were scrumptious and were far more creative than what the competition had offered. The amount of food Maggie estimated was perfect. All of the guests got what they wanted and we had a small amount of leftovers, which was a great thing because we were too busy talking with everyone to have time to try everything. The staff from Ridgewells was professional and really knew their stuff. Due to the timing, we couldn't be at the house when Ridgewells arrived. We had a friend let them in and show them a few basic things. They took it from there and set everything up nicely. Even better, there was absolutely nothing for us to clean up after they left. Thanks, Ridgewells. We'll be back! (Or, should I say, you'll be back. ;) Read less
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David and Marjorie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Ridgewells was flawless, as was Talia Moyher, our coordinator, who provided priceless peace of mind. We had a number of roadblocks to overcome,: changing venues, a variety of food allergies and preferences, access and timing limits, and all the other stressful challenges of planning a wedding. Talia met every challenge with a choice of solutions and her calm professionalism. We woke up on the morning of 'The Wedding' knowing that all would be taken care of...and it was! We had a fabulous time in no small thanks to all that Ridgewells did to make it a success. Our guests raved about the food and the service ( thank you also to Diana and Roberto!), which was impeccable. When we had a last minute 'emergency' during hors d'oeuvres, once again, Talia and Ridgewells took care of it. We have only rarely found an organization that we would have such high praise for, but Ridgewells deserves it. They were worth every penny.
Ridgewells was flawless, as was Talia Moyher, our coordinator, who provided priceless peace of mind. We had a number of Read more...
Ridgewells was flawless, as was Talia Moyher, our coordinator, who provided priceless peace of mind. We had a number of roadblocks to overcome,: changing venues, a variety of food allergies and preferences, access and timing limits, and all the other stressful challenges of planning a wedding. Talia met every challenge with a choice of solutions and her calm professionalism. We woke up on the morning of 'The Wedding' knowing that all would be taken care of...and it was! We had a fabulous time in no small thanks to all that Ridgewells did to make it a success. Our guests raved about the food and the service ( thank you also to Diana and Roberto!), which was impeccable. When we had a last minute 'emergency' during hors d'oeuvres, once again, Talia and Ridgewells took care of it. We have only rarely found an organization that we would have such high praise for, but Ridgewells deserves it. They were worth every penny. Read less
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Bahar
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough words to describe how happy me and my family were with Ridgewells. The food, presentation, staff, decor - Everything was amazing. I owe it ALL to my incredibly talented and PATIENT event designer, Polly Ernst, who guided us through what could have been a very stressful event! Her suggestions were always spot-on (and so creative) and never once did I feel pressured to spend more than my budget or have a traditional, sit-down dinner. I wanted to do something out of the box and Polly made my dream wedding come to life!

I got married at the Decatur House in DC and had a cocktail-style wedding reception instead of a formal dinner. I was nervous about how it would all turn out but Polly encouraged me to go with my vision and she executed it seamlessly! My guests raved about the food and they kept going back for more - mini crabcake sandwiches, risotto, beef short ribs - yum, yum yum!!! And I have to mention the staff- who were so polite, professional and accommodating to all of my guests.

One of my favorite parts of the night was when we returned to our wedding suite. Polly had arranged for the leftovers to be waiting for me and my husband in perfect little boxes... So incredibly thoughtful. We had the best time eating the DELICIOUS leftovers and re-hashing the wedding the next day. THANK YOU THANK YOU Ridgewells and Polly!!!
There aren't enough words to describe how happy me and my family were with Ridgewells. The food, presentation, staff, Read more...
There aren't enough words to describe how happy me and my family were with Ridgewells. The food, presentation, staff, decor - Everything was amazing. I owe it ALL to my incredibly talented and PATIENT event designer, Polly Ernst, who guided us through what could have been a very stressful event! Her suggestions were always spot-on (and so creative) and never once did I feel pressured to spend more than my budget or have a traditional, sit-down dinner. I wanted to do something out of the box and Polly made my dream wedding come to life!

I got married at the Decatur House in DC and had a cocktail-style wedding reception instead of a formal dinner. I was nervous about how it would all turn out but Polly encouraged me to go with my vision and she executed it seamlessly! My guests raved about the food and they kept going back for more - mini crabcake sandwiches, risotto, beef short ribs - yum, yum yum!!! And I have to mention the staff- who were so polite, professional and accommodating to all of my guests.

One of my favorite parts of the night was when we returned to our wedding suite. Polly had arranged for the leftovers to be waiting for me and my husband in perfect little boxes... So incredibly thoughtful. We had the best time eating the DELICIOUS leftovers and re-hashing the wedding the next day. THANK YOU THANK YOU Ridgewells and Polly!!! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Ridgewell's did an amazing job, setting the whole venue up beautifully and within 2 hours. Rachel took great initiative, worked with us on an optimal design for the event, and made it happen. All staff were very professional, and completely unobtrusive as they shuttled replenishment food to the buffet table, snapped up dirty dishes & glasses, and then cleaned everything up and moved out when it was over.

Ah, but the food! Best salmon I've ever had, all dishes very yummy and healthy, and everyone raved.
Ridgewell's did an amazing job, setting the whole venue up beautifully and within 2 hours. Rachel took great initiative, Read more...
Ridgewell's did an amazing job, setting the whole venue up beautifully and within 2 hours. Rachel took great initiative, worked with us on an optimal design for the event, and made it happen. All staff were very professional, and completely unobtrusive as they shuttled replenishment food to the buffet table, snapped up dirty dishes & glasses, and then cleaned everything up and moved out when it was over.

Ah, but the food! Best salmon I've ever had, all dishes very yummy and healthy, and everyone raved. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I are both foodies (and I'm a chef) so the food was extremely important to us. Ridgewells definitely delivered! We requested hors d'oeuvres from around the world and a dinner that was light Northern California cuisine. It was the best wedding food I've ever tasted (and I'm a hard sell!) and it was much better than you would get from any other caterer. Eileen helped us, and she was great! She saw our vision, and helped us execute it. She was there all night making sure my husband and I were happy as well! Our signature drink was also fantastic...we asked for a fresh peach puree bellini, and she elevated that with a few blueberries in the glass (restrictions in the venue didn't allow us to use certain fruits) and it matched beautifully with the theme of our wedding...elegance and sophistication. They are amazing.
My new husband and I are both foodies (and I'm a chef) so the food was extremely important to us. Ridgewells definitely Read more...
My new husband and I are both foodies (and I'm a chef) so the food was extremely important to us. Ridgewells definitely delivered! We requested hors d'oeuvres from around the world and a dinner that was light Northern California cuisine. It was the best wedding food I've ever tasted (and I'm a hard sell!) and it was much better than you would get from any other caterer. Eileen helped us, and she was great! She saw our vision, and helped us execute it. She was there all night making sure my husband and I were happy as well! Our signature drink was also fantastic...we asked for a fresh peach puree bellini, and she elevated that with a few blueberries in the glass (restrictions in the venue didn't allow us to use certain fruits) and it matched beautifully with the theme of our wedding...elegance and sophistication. They are amazing. Read less
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Neil
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Ridgewells cater our daughter's wedding at Woodend. Service was great, all the waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. The dinner was excellent with the Alaskan halibut getting absolute raves. People loved the Chicago mini-hotdog appetizers which were tasty, easy to eat standing, and evoked laughter from the DC guests and sheer joy from the Chicago contingent. My favorite appetizer was the crab cake which definitely maintains the Maryland region's high standards in this local delicacy. Chris was in charge at our event and was a great guy not only to run things but to chat with as well. I highly recommend them!
We had Ridgewells cater our daughter's wedding at Woodend. Service was great, all the waitstaff were friendly and Read more...
We had Ridgewells cater our daughter's wedding at Woodend. Service was great, all the waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. The dinner was excellent with the Alaskan halibut getting absolute raves. People loved the Chicago mini-hotdog appetizers which were tasty, easy to eat standing, and evoked laughter from the DC guests and sheer joy from the Chicago contingent. My favorite appetizer was the crab cake which definitely maintains the Maryland region's high standards in this local delicacy. Chris was in charge at our event and was a great guy not only to run things but to chat with as well. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
12/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Ridgewell's did a fantastic job and we couldn't have been happier with our evening. Numerous guests told us how much they enjoyed the dinner, appetizers and desert. They brought plenty of staff to ensure that our guests didn't have to wait for a drink served our 150 guests dinner quickly. Ridgewell's staff went out of their way to accommodate us and delivered on every promise they made - they executed perfectly our vision for what the room should look like and how the evening should flow. We were worried about effectively communicating what we wanted for the event and quickly realized that Ridgewell's staff are professionals in understanding exactly what you want. We were extremely happy with Ridgewell's and highly recommend their services!
Ridgewell's did a fantastic job and we couldn't have been happier with our evening. Numerous guests told us how much they Read more...
Ridgewell's did a fantastic job and we couldn't have been happier with our evening. Numerous guests told us how much they enjoyed the dinner, appetizers and desert. They brought plenty of staff to ensure that our guests didn't have to wait for a drink served our 150 guests dinner quickly. Ridgewell's staff went out of their way to accommodate us and delivered on every promise they made - they executed perfectly our vision for what the room should look like and how the evening should flow. We were worried about effectively communicating what we wanted for the event and quickly realized that Ridgewell's staff are professionals in understanding exactly what you want. We were extremely happy with Ridgewell's and highly recommend their services! Read less
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MChamplin
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Ridgewells Catering was a great experience. From the initial tasting to pulling off our reception catering without a hitch, I was very impressed with Ridgewell's professionalism, flexibility, and creativity. We worked closely with Deidre to plan the food for our wedding. She has such a thoughtful attention to detail and positive, upbeat personality that she really made the process a lot of fun!

As well, the servers were very professional and did a fantastic job. And, to top it all off, the food was delicious. Everyone raved about how great the food tasted -- from the hors d'oeuvres to the starter salad and soup to the main course. Ridgewells really understands their business and works to make each client feel like their event is going to be fabulous - and they make sure that it all goes off seamlessly -- from set-up to clean up.

The entire planning process with Deirdre was great -- and she even arranged for a second tasting because the company had new appetizers they wanted us to sample and because we wanted their cookies to look more home-made than professionally baked. Deidre even tracked down an obscure apple cider that we wanted to use for our toasts instead of champagne. From start to finish, Deidre went above and beyond, and I am so grateful to her for that.

I would highly recommend working with Deidre and the entire Ridgewells' team on your wedding or event.
Working with Ridgewells Catering was a great experience. From the initial tasting to pulling off our reception catering Read more...
Working with Ridgewells Catering was a great experience. From the initial tasting to pulling off our reception catering without a hitch, I was very impressed with Ridgewell's professionalism, flexibility, and creativity. We worked closely with Deidre to plan the food for our wedding. She has such a thoughtful attention to detail and positive, upbeat personality that she really made the process a lot of fun!

As well, the servers were very professional and did a fantastic job. And, to top it all off, the food was delicious. Everyone raved about how great the food tasted -- from the hors d'oeuvres to the starter salad and soup to the main course. Ridgewells really understands their business and works to make each client feel like their event is going to be fabulous - and they make sure that it all goes off seamlessly -- from set-up to clean up.

The entire planning process with Deirdre was great -- and she even arranged for a second tasting because the company had new appetizers they wanted us to sample and because we wanted their cookies to look more home-made than professionally baked. Deidre even tracked down an obscure apple cider that we wanted to use for our toasts instead of champagne. From start to finish, Deidre went above and beyond, and I am so grateful to her for that.

I would highly recommend working with Deidre and the entire Ridgewells' team on your wedding or event. Read less
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jjetmund
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Outstanding. That's the only way to describe the food, service and customer care from Ridgewells. We have used them for house parties and decided we liked them so much, we'd do our 175 person wedding with them. Wonderful. The food was easy to select and they worked with my requests for changes. They were on time, well staffed and not one glass or plate was empty - ever. We couldn't have asked for a better planner than Polly. She gets you as a client and works so well with wedding planners, bands, venues, decorators and florists. She takes everything in stride and is there to cool you off with a beverage or get you the apps you didn't get cuz you were were mingling. We will not hesitate to use them again - in fact, they're doing our holiday party! The food was out of this world and one of my foodie friends commented it was the best he's had in a while. My Iowa family was impressed we chose comfort food for them, yet some fancy food for them to try (and like). Outstanding!
Outstanding. That's the only way to describe the food, service and customer care from Ridgewells. We have used them for Read more...
Outstanding. That's the only way to describe the food, service and customer care from Ridgewells. We have used them for house parties and decided we liked them so much, we'd do our 175 person wedding with them. Wonderful. The food was easy to select and they worked with my requests for changes. They were on time, well staffed and not one glass or plate was empty - ever. We couldn't have asked for a better planner than Polly. She gets you as a client and works so well with wedding planners, bands, venues, decorators and florists. She takes everything in stride and is there to cool you off with a beverage or get you the apps you didn't get cuz you were were mingling. We will not hesitate to use them again - in fact, they're doing our holiday party! The food was out of this world and one of my foodie friends commented it was the best he's had in a while. My Iowa family was impressed we chose comfort food for them, yet some fancy food for them to try (and like). Outstanding! Read less
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